Health + Wellness, My Life

21 Reasons to be Happy and Why I’m Not

I’ve been unhappy for quite sometime now, and that’s okay. It’s okay to not be okay all the time. What’s not okay is to continue on this path and not do anything to change your emotional direction. I won’t go into specifics of what I’m not happy about, but let’s discuss why I should be happy.

  1. My son is healthy, thriving and hitting every milestone.
  2. I’m almost at my one year mark of breastfeeding.
  3. My Budget is finally working for me.
  4. Debt is dwindling.
  5. My tax refund is going to help me out a lot.
  6. My meal planner is coming out tomorrow! Wooohooo!
  7. I’m finally coming out with a cookbook sometime in March.
  8. My students are progressing significantly in writing.
  9. I’m not living paycheck to paycheck.
  10. I went to the doctor on January 21, and all of my results came back negative and/or normal. I have an absolute clean bill of health.
  11. I can afford to pay all of my bills.
  12. For once in my life, I have no bills that are late and I have nothing in collections.
  13. My son and I wake up every morning: alive and kicking,
  14. I’m finally going to start therapy.
  15. I’ve been able to let go of a lot of toxic people, and I’ve been able to recognize my own toxicity.
  16. I’ve been consistently practicing yoga.
  17. Drinking a falling of water a day has become increasingly attainable.
  18. My skin is clear and my bowels are regular.
  19. I’ve been cooking more and eating out less.
  20. I still have money in the bank from last check.
  21. There’s food in my pantry and fridge.

The list could go on, but with all of these positive things, I’m still unhappy. I’m excited to be starting therapy soon to be able to better understand this emotional turmoil I’m experiencing.

Have you ever felt unhappy despite everything in your life going perfectly well and it’s all positive? How did you cope with it? Did you ever get to the root of your unhappiness?

Coming Soon...

Big Announcement: Moniqua LaShae 12 Month Meal Planner, Coming Soon…

The Moniqua LaShae Meal Planner

I’ve been pretty quiet lately about the things I’m working on and what I’ve noticed is that, when you move in silence, you’re able to execute faster and better. 

If you remember a few months back, I said I was working on a huge project, well one project with two parts. The first part is my meal planner. I’ve been asked so many questions about meal prepping and meal planning, so I felt it beneficial to go ahead and make something digital and tangible for you all to use.

I believe in saving money anywhere possible, and in the past my biggest issue has been with groceries and eating out. In the past month or two, I’ve finally gotten my meal planning down to a science and my budget has decreased in half. 

I honestly feel that in order to keep on track with money goals, buying groceries and eating out is where we need to start. 

This planner features:

• Weekly meal planning

• Shopping list

• Budget and Spent tracker

• Monthly reflection pages

• End of year review

With this planner, my hope is that you all will budget, become healthier by preparing meals at home and eating out less, save time cooking during the week, and enjoy doing other things you love to do with all of your free time. 

The print copy will only be available in increments of 10, so once the planner is live, gather you coins and scoop it up.